Innovation is fundamental to the country’s current and future healthcare needs. Without it, the NHS would come to a standstill, or even go into decline as budgets continue to be squeezed and demand for services increase.
Whilst the private sector have plenty of valuable ideas and solutions, it is often those working on the NHS frontline that have the deep insight and experience required to make positive and proactive change. Digital innovators exist across multiple departments, clinical specialisms and teams – they are those who have developed a breakthrough idea, process or technology and show its transformational potential to improve the lives of patients and staff.
This award will be given to an individual who has best demonstrated the success, both current and potential, of a new digital product or initiative. It could also be a new process or way of working – the emphasis is on the word new.
- Nominations (including self-nominations) can be for those who have developed a new innovative product, service or way of working across any NHS organisation or setting
- Evidence must relate to a project, ongoing or completed within the 2 years up until the award entry deadline